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tes·tic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, as the third pair of lateral visceral branches of the abdominal aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.

tes·tic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(tes-tik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.
Synonym(s): arteria testicularis [TA] .

testicular artery

In males, a long slender branch of the abdominal aorta arising below the renal artery; it supplies blood to the testes, epididymis, cremasteric muscles, and lower ureters.
Synonym: spermatic artery; internal spermatic artery; See: aorta (Branches of aorta)for illus.
See also: artery
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Unusual origin and course of the testicular arteries. Surg Radiol Anat 2007 Oct; 29(7):6013.
In 4 (2.6%) of these cases, testicular arteries branched from the renal artery.[sup][3] The variation observed in our case is unique as studies have shown that the origin of left testicular artery from left renal artery is very rare and there are no reports of the presence of bifid left testicular artery.
Machnicki and Grzybiak in their extensive study of vascular pattern by adult and fetal testes categorized variant testicular arteries based on their site of origin into four types.[sup][4] In Type 1, single testicular artery arises from aorta.
If renal origin of the testicular arteries is overlooked, it might lead to drastic clinical consequences as reported by Siniluoto et al .
Sylvia S, Kakarlapudi SV Vollala VR, Potu BK, Jetti R, Bolla SR, Rao M, Pamidi N.Bilateral variant testicular arteries with double renal arteries.
Testicular arteries showed a rectilinear itinerary in the ventrocaudal direction towards to the vaginal opening and together with veins and ductus deferens as part of the spermatic funiculus.
Ramification and distribution of the testicular arteries At the cranial extremity of the testis, the testicular arteries are superficially located throughout the tunica albuginea.
In this pattern both testicular arteries were found emerging at the same level from the abdominal aorta and in a caudal position from the caudal mesenteric artery.
The final pattern featured the origin of the caudal mesenteric and the left testicular arteries emerging at the same level from the abdominal aorta.
DISCUSSION: Anatomical variations of testicular arteries with regard to their origin have been reported in 4.7 % (N=150) of cases.
According to their site of origin from the aorta or renal arteries four main types of testicular arteries have been identified: